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Master of Midwifery

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

The Master of Midwifery prepares graduates for leadership roles in their profession.

The aim of the course is to:

  • enable Registered Midwives (RMs) to develop innovative midwifery models of care
  • equip RMs to work to their full scope of practice
  • develop a RM workforce which will prevent the closure of maternity units in rural areas and reopen many that have closed
  • offer RMs living in rural and remote areas the opportunity to study at Master level by distance education
  • enhance the profile of midwifery
  • educationally prepare experienced RMs to be confident and competent in their teaching and mentorship of tertiary level preregistration midwives.

Credit and articulation

Students entering the course with an undergraduate midwifery degree (or equivalent) and an additional related qualification, such as a Bachelor of Nursing, receive 24 points credit. An additional, maximum of eight points credit, is available for students enrolling with extra qualifications / experience such as the Lactation Consultant Certification or experience as a midwifery facilitator for midwifery students.

Students entering the course with CSU's Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery (or equivalent) receive 64 points credit.

CSU's Master of Midwifery articulates with the Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery, allowing students the option of exiting the Master degree after successful completion of 64 points and graduating with the Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery.

Scholarships

Information on scholarships is available from the following sources:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board
  • State Nurses Association
  • State Midwives Association
  • Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • State Health Department
  • Australian College of Midwives

More about Nursing and midwifery scholarships

Course structure

Course structure

The course structure comprises three components:

  • Core midwifery subjects
  • Core Masters' subjects
  • Elective subjects.

There are five core midwifery subjects (40 points), two core research subjects (16 points) and elective subjects (40 points).

Core Midwifery subjects can be studied in any order but must include:

MID441 Midwifery Studies 1
MID442 Midwifery Studies 2
MID452 Issues in Midwifery
MID524 Midwifery Evidence, Connections and Complementary Therapies
MID525 Midwifery Models (only available in '90 sessions)

Core research subjects:

HLT505 Research Methods in Health A
HLT506 Health Masters Proposal

Students select 40 points from the following electives:

HLT402 Learning in the Health Context
HLT403 Clinical Learning Techniques
HLT404 Clinical Education Planning
HLT405 Issues in Clinical Education
HLT508 Health Masters' Project
HSM401 Perspectives in Health Care Systems
HSM402 Human Resources Management
HSM408 Current Issues in Health Service Management
HSM512 Evaluating Health Services
HSM409 Epidemiology and Public Health

Enrolment pattern

There are three typical student enrolment patterns:

  • students entering the Master of Midwifery with a Bachelor of Midwifery and no other related undergraduate or postgraduate degree, are required to study 96 points. These points consist of five core midwifery subjects (40 points), two core Master subjects (16 points) and 40 points taken from elective subjects.
  • students who are registered midwives and have the equivalent to a second undergraduate degree e.g. Bachelor of Nursing, are required to study 72 points. These points consist of five core midwifery subjects (40 points), two core Master subjects (16 points) and 16 points taken from elective subjects.
  • students who enrol in the Master of Midwifery with a Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery are required to study 32 points. These points consist of two core Master subjects (16 points) and 16 points taken from elective subjects.

Students enrolling in the Master of Midwifery with a Bachelor of Midwifery

Session 1: '30

MID441 Midwifery Studies 1
MID452 Issues in Midwifery

Session 2: '60

MID442 Midwifery Studies 2
MID524 Midwifery evidence, connections and complementary therapies

Session 3: '90

MID525 Midwifery Models

Students may elect to exit the course at this stage, once four of the above five subjects have been successfully completed, with a Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery or continue.

Session 4: '30

HLT505 Research Methods in Health A
Elective

Session 5: '60

HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
Elective

Session 6: '30

Elective
Elective

Session 7: '60

Elective

Elective subjects to a total of 40 points are selected from the following:

HLT402 Learning in the Health Context
HLT403 Clinical Learning Techniques
HLT404 Clinical Education Planning
HLT405 Issues in Clinical Education
HSM401 Perspectives in Health Care Systems
HSM402 Human Resources Management
HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management
HSM512 Evaluating Health Services
HSM409 Epidemiology and Public Health
HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)

Registered midwives with the equivalent of a related second undergraduate degree e.g. Bachelor of Nursing.

Session 1: '30

MID441 Midwifery Studies 1
MID452 Issues in Midwifery

Session 2: '60

MID442 Midwifery Studies 2
MID524 Midwifery evidence, connections and complementary therapies

Session 3: '90

MID525 Midwifery Models

Students may elect to exit the course at this stage, once four of the above five subjects have been successfully completed, with a Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery or continue.

Session 4: '30

HLT505 Research Methods in Health A

Elective

Session 5: '60

The 5th core midwifery subject or Elective
HLT506 Health Masters Proposal

Students entering the Master of Midwifery with a Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery are individually determined on the basis of academic transcript.

Session 1

Either one midwifery subject or elective.
HLT505 Research methods in Health A

Session 2

HLT506 Health Masters' Proposal
Elective

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1.5 years full-time

International?

NO

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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